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Issues: Education

Opportunities for Students

My office has many resources for students. Whether you are applying for financial aid, completing a research project, or looking for opportunities in the Peace Corps, contact my District Office to determine whether we can assist you.


Congressional Internship (College)
Learn about the Federal Government and gain work experience as you intern in my District or DC office.


Find out how your school and city can improve our parks and forests.

Search for volunteer programs in your area.

Peace Corps(College)
Volunteer to live and work in a developing country.


The Congressional Award(9th- College)
The Congressional Award is a public partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America’s youth. The Congressional Award Provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development and citizenship.

Congressional Art Competition(9th-12th Grade)
See your art in hall of Congress. This nationwide art competition, AN ARTISTIC DISCOVERY, has been coordinated and conducted by Members of the House of Representatives in their own districts since 1981. The competition is open to high school students and provides Members of Congress and the public the opportunity to recognize the artistic talents of our youth.

Women’s History Essay Competition(6th- 12th Grade)
In honor of Women’s History Month in March, Middle and High School students throughout the 9th Congressional District are invited to participate in a special essay competition. Students are invited to write about a woman that inspires them.

Service Academy Nominations(11th Grade)
If you are interested in applying to one of the Service academies, find out more about starting a career of service to our country.

Student Inaugural Address Comeptition
In January Rep. Sander Levin hosted the 9th Congressional District Student Inaugural Address Competition. High school students were invited to record a 2-3 minute Inaugural Address expressing their vision for the country.

About Michigan

Learn all about the state of Michigan

Educational Guides to How the Federal Government Works

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government (Kindergarten – 12th Grade)
Learn all about Ben Franklin while he takes you on a tour of the U.S. Government.

Fedstats(6th- 12th Grade)
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies

Library of Congress(6th-12th Grade)
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. A special feature of the LoC is their American Memory.

National Maps(6th-12th Grade)
A great source for national maps and geographic information.

How Laws are Made(9th – 12th Grade)
This publication, written by the Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives, describes the procedures of Congress.

National Archives (9th -12th Grade)
A gateway for resources about primary sources, activities and training for educators and students.

Search Legislation in Congress(9th -12th Grade)
I encourage you to stay informed about what’s happening in Congress by following legislation in both the House and Senate.

Visit Washington, D.C.
Let my office help you schedule tours of some of DC’s most notable attractions.

Fun Stuff

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Find out about all things related to Space, Stars, Rockets and NASA.

National Security Agency
Make and Break codes!

Smithsonian Museum(Multimedia version)
The Smithsonian has collected more than 142 million objects—from flags and fossils, to sculptures and spacecrafts, to toys and tapestries. There’s something for everyone at the Smithsonian.

Environmental Protection Agency
Save the Earth!

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Information on alcohol abuse and resisting peer pressure.

Smokey the Bear
Games and activities from the USDA Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters.

U.S. State Department
The U.S. State Department works around the world. View maps and find out more about other countries, their foreign affairs, and what it's like to live outside of the United States.

Treasury Department
Learn the history behind the dollar.

FBI Kids Page:

Kids’ Corner

Help with Federal Agencies

Financial Aid
Find out how you can get help paying for college.

Get Help With Federal Agencies
Sometimes it can be difficult to navigate the maze of the federal government. My office can serve as a liaison between you and a federal agency. You can also call my District Office at (586) 498-7122.